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Mindy Kaling & ‘The Mindy Project’: Fostering South Asian Representation From Pilot To Series...

by Saloni Gajjar - Follow @browngirlmag  “The Mindy Project” became the first American TV show created by and starring an Indian-American when it premiered in 2012 on FOX before moving to Hulu in 2015. Mindy...

Looking Back at ‘The Mindy Project’: A Flawed, Yet Sweet TV Romance

by BG Staff - Follow @browngirlmag When "The Mindy Project" premiered in 2012, it signaled a new wave of the situational comedy. From multihyphenate Mindy Kaling came a “romantic comedy” that distinctly showed us that...

Dancing Twins Poonam and Priyanka Share Their Advice on Pursuing Your Passion

These talented women have captivated a diverse audience with their Bollywood, hip-hop, and classical dance routines. They shared details about their success and experiences so far and the goals they want to accomplish in the future.

All the Real Award-Worthy Acceptance Speeches from the Emmy Awards

by Saloni Gajjar - Follow @browngirlmag  #REPRESENTATION. Or at least that was the motto at the 69th Emmy Awards last night. Television’s highest honors have often emphasized the importance of showcasing and applauding diversity. Hosted...
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Riz Ahmed’s Stance Against Media Stereotypes and Lack of Representation

Ahmed has spoken out against limited roles for actors of color in both television and film, stating numerous times he would rather be poor than play stereotypical characters.
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Combating Eurocentric Beauty Ideals: A Commentary on Kendall Jenner on Vogue India

It is outrageous that Vogue India would select Jenner to represent their magazine in honor of their 10th anniversary.

6 Things Every Brown Girl Does When She’s Bored

Us Brown Girls know that there are other things that we LOVE to do when we're bored. And the best part—we're not even going to deny it!
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What Bollywood Taught me About Sensuality and Spirituality

I used to be embarrassed to share my love for Bollywood from fear of being labeled as "too Indian" by both my desi and non-desi friends.
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Connie Mahswaran And Feminism in the Animated Series ‘Steven Universe’

As a lover of animation, I felt somewhat disheartened that there were never any animated characters who looked like me. And if there were, they were always these nerdy boys who sounded like Apu from the Simpsons. Hence, I was nearly in tears when I saw Connie.
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7 Best Moments from President Obama’s Farewell Address

Yesterday, at 8 p.m. at the McCormick Center in Chicago, Barack Obama gave his highly-anticipated farewell speech to the United States of America, sharing bits of his life and his many pearls of wisdom as he motivated Americans broken by the election of Donald Trump to mend their spirits.

‘Brown Nation’ Star Sana Serrai: All Candid and Candor

by Akansha Agrawal Actress and model Sana Serrai plays the role of Samantha in the new Netflix series "Brown Nation." The comedy series that plays on the quirks of everyday Indian-American...

An Exclusive Exchange With Actress Melanie Chandra of ‘Brown Nation’ & ‘Code Black’

Three years ago I met Melanie Chandra on set for a movie called "For Here or to Go." I spent my Saturday afternoon as an extra in a scene that was filmed at my local yoga studio (my tree pose was perfect by the end).
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‘Mah-E-Mir,’ Urdu Shayeri and the Return of Lollywood

Even though the industry is still in its initial stages of rebirth, Anjum Shahzad’s "Mah e Mir" showcases the amazing talent and potential that Pakistani creators and artists truly possess.
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6 of the Best Ranbir-Ranveer Moments on Karan Johar’s ‘Koffee With Karan’

Just when we thought “Koffee With Karan” couldn’t get any better, both Kapoor and Singh, entered the sets dancing and oozing comfort, and camaraderie, in each other’s company.
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In Conversation with Sujata Day of HBO’s ‘Insecure’

Sujata Day first stole our hearts in her role starring in Issa Rae’s "The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl." Now, she continues to enchant us in her role on HBO’s comedy series "Insecure." Brown Girl Magazine recently spoke to Day about her background, career path, and goals for the future.
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We Don’t Think Mindy Kaling Understands ‘White Male Privilege’

For reasons we don't quite understand, Mindy Kaling declared that the fictional Mindy Lahiri has "a white male level of privilege" and that she isn't "subjugated" the way other characters of color on television are.
Daniel Pillai

The He/She Project: Daniel Pillai’s Journey of Self-Love

Vivacious, bold and a plethora of knowledge. Daniel Pillai is one of Canada’s most sought after entertainment personalities and hottest players in its entertainment industry playground.
Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra Has Some Interesting Views on Diversity — We Break Them Down

Just a couple weeks before the season two premiere of "Quantico," Priyanka Chopra (obviously) made the interview rounds, and of course, we saw tons of our friends sharing Refinery29’s splashy new profile of the 34-year-old star.
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‘The Fob and I’: A Tale of South Asian Representation You Need to Watch

We created 'The Fob and I'—a web series set about depicting South Asians as complex characters rooted in their identity and not in their stereotypes.

Actress Twinkle Khanna Addresses Issues of Female Identity With One Badass Tweet

Twinkle Khanna, author, blogger, actress, and a pure badass, took a troll to task with grace and I could not be happier.

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